May 23, 2014 by sandwichcontrol
I don’t even know if I’m actually awake.
And that freaks me out. Just a little.
You know that you are good at your job when you receive a message from your boss, after you fix something that’s been broken at his house for a while, telling you that his wife is questioning her decision to marry him and not you.
What? I can fix stuff. It’s what I do. Hence, good at my job.
What else am I good at? The Maths.
Little Miss Cotton issued a challenge to me yesterday involving creating a relevant number pertaining to her relationship with Bean. She had this idea of using this equation involving said “relevant number” to try to sell a yearlong birthday party to the people via Kickstarter.
This is what I came up with:
I was quickly informed that the number 751 is completely irrelevant to their relationship. I was too busy being fascinated by the fact that 751 is a prime number to care about whether or not the number had anything to do with them.
Once my fascination wore off a bit, I thought about the equation and found the flaws in LMC’s plan.
1) One simply doesn’t just make up a number and plug it into an existing equation (also made up) and have it work out in your favor. It is an equation. That means both sides have to equal each other. If they don’t, it is not an equation.
2) Who’s bright idea was it to use Math to try to sell people on a yearlong party? The only people interested in that kind of party are people who enjoy Math. Which is like 7 people. And they are not exactly the kind of people who you want to party with for an entire year.
3) I forgot the third point, but just know that it was awesome and totally valid.
So, with that, it is back to the drawing board to come up with something using Science. And possibly glitter.
Today is another long day and I should probably get a move on. Tonight, X-Men!
Have a great weekend.
See ya’ tomorrow.
More soon. ~SC
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